The purpose of the Mental Health Task Force is to conduct a university-wide review and assessment of student mental health, wellness and holistic engagement, including the current student experience, the services offered, available resources and potential areas for additional collaboration and enhancement. The overall goal of the Mental Health Task Force is to ensure that Tufts University is meeting the needs of our student populations, fostering resilience, and providing a healthy and supportive community in which all students can reach their potential. The Mental Health Task Force will review expert opinion in the context of national and Tufts specific trends in student mental health and its promotion and care, analyze quantitative and qualitative data with respect to our students’ experience, and engage members of the Tufts community and appropriate outside experts to fulfill its charge. The Task Force will include issues related to substance abuse in its assessment and recommendations as appropriate.
The charge of the task force is to: